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Updated Firefox "improvements" . . . !

Firefox 92.0 : So now comes another "improvement" from the folks behind a program . . . NOT! USED TO BE: Click on a Bookmark in the Bookmarks Toolbar and the roll-down w… (read more)

Firefox 92.0 : So now comes another "improvement" from the folks behind a program . . . NOT!

USED TO BE: Click on a Bookmark in the Bookmarks Toolbar and the roll-down would be single lines -- meaning a person could control the number of links in that Bookmark so the roll-down would go to the bottom of the screen. Simple to read, no extra activity needed.

NOW IN THE "NEW & IMPROVED" VERSION: Click on a Bookmark in the Bookmarks Toolbar and the roll-down is 1.5 or 2.0 spacing -- meaning a person is now required to futz with the roll-down since it goes way past the bottom of the screen. A waste of time to search, since one is required to spend the extra activity to scroll down and down and down until all of the bookmarks have become visible.

VISIBLE? Ha. Part of the "NEW & IMPROVED VERSION" is that the screen font used by Firefox is that all-too-ubiquitous light gray color that can barely be read unless is blessed with exceptionally good eyesight. Some websites these days think it is So Very Hip to utilize that style of font -- but make it even lighter! Mindless Madness.

SO: How does one 1. Return the Bookmark roll-down list back to a single-line style? 2. Change the font color so that it is dark enough to be readily read?

Thank you.

Asked by Hikermann 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Menu Spacing

Why do you fix things that ain't broke. You want to change things advise those that want change of necessary ACTIONS TO ACCEPT CHANGE. I've had to waste precious time ge… (read more)

Why do you fix things that ain't broke. You want to change things advise those that want change of necessary ACTIONS TO ACCEPT CHANGE. I've had to waste precious time getting to this screen to enter message. Screen real estate is a premium. Why blow it up with white space. Come on! Please return to previous screen formats.

It's been quite awhile since you've made unnecessary display format changes. Please return it to the way it was.

Asked by greying_owl 1 week ago

Last reply by mbetts1 6 days ago

everything stacked on taskbar

update changed firefox to stack all my open web pages in one place. before update i could click on weather then click on slickdeals and they would be side by side in th… (read more)

update changed firefox to stack all my open web pages in one place. before update i could click on weather then click on slickdeals and they would be side by side in the taskbar. now one is underneath the other. after 2 day os reading posts i still dont know what the difference between tabs and windows is. all i want to do is look at the taskbar and pick whatever web site i want. admin user account has not been updated to the new firefox and works fine. thanks

Asked by pfeak 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

Annoying Ghostery Addon Stats Popup

Ghostery has started a totally annoying adblocking stats popup in the lower right corner of the screen. A previous thread here stated, Contact the developers. There is … (read more)

Ghostery has started a totally annoying adblocking stats popup in the lower right corner of the screen. A previous thread here stated, Contact the developers. There is no way to do that that I could find. For now I have deleted Ghostery and and am happy to leave it deleted. But I would also be OK with having it back because I have an account.

Any ideas on this ?

Asked by JoeJupa 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

Tab Separators, not available so - Going Switcing to M.S. Edge

Apparently Firefox doesn't realize the importance of Tabs to many of its users. As a Senior, I depend on the separation of the tabs. I see many others complaining about t… (read more)

Apparently Firefox doesn't realize the importance of Tabs to many of its users. As a Senior, I depend on the separation of the tabs. I see many others complaining about this issue, including those who rely on the separation for business purposes. FireFox chose to answer one user's request by saying they're moving on and basically, the user is just going to have to deal with it.

I love(d) Firefox, but it's time to say good bye. The tabs are a make/break issue for me. I've started the migration back to Microsoft Edge, which does allow tab separators, at least for now.

I hope that Firefox will reconsider at some point and allow us to put separators in just as it does on the Favorites Bar.

Thank you.

Asked by kathyjoe5 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

Netflix/Widevine issue

Hello, This has been going on for few months and it doesn't seem to be going away (in fact, I see more complaints about similar issue around the net), so here it goes. Up… (read more)

Hello,

This has been going on for few months and it doesn't seem to be going away (in fact, I see more complaints about similar issue around the net), so here it goes.

Up until Firefox 87 with Widevine 4.10.1582.2 I had no problems with Netflix. Then Firefox 88 with Widevine 4.10.2209.1 was released and every time I watch an episode of a show the screen freezes for several seconds while sound goes on. If you rewind and reach that point again, it doesn't happen again. However it's inredibly annoying when it happens at the climax of every episode.

I stopped updating Firefox beyond 87, but then Widevine 4.10.1582.2 stopped being supported and had to update or not being able to watch Netflix at all. While I can still watch movies, I had to start using Edge to watch tv shows (and I really don't want to do that).

I haven't noticed it happening on a movie, possibly because the last few minutes are credits which I don't watch. But there's a possibility it only happens on episodes. This is only my suspicion, but it happens right after the episode finishes buffering, so maybe it has something do with that or maybe some process with next episode is beginning while the current one is still being watched.

I'm not exactly sure it's something you can fix on your end since it seems to be involving Widevine, but would be great if something could be done.

Asked by ozz666 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Lost Passwords after Restarting Firefox

There was a clear indication that simply resetting Firefox would save passwords while hopefully improving performance. BUT ALL LOCKWISE PASSWORDS AND LOGONS HAVE APPARENT… (read more)

There was a clear indication that simply resetting Firefox would save passwords while hopefully improving performance. BUT ALL LOCKWISE PASSWORDS AND LOGONS HAVE APPARENTLY BEEN LOST. There are online instructions to copy/paste all data in the Old Firefox Data fldr to the "new profile fld" in 'about:profiles'. But the lost passwords still do not appear. Can anyone explain:

(1) is it possible to recover lost passwords from Old Firefox Data ? (2) why this happened despite false re-assurance that passwords would not be lost ?

Thanx. Boiling Madman

Asked by theblochs 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

FF keyboard shortcut "move tab to start" (ctrl + shift + home) does not work

FF keyboard shortcut "move tab to start" (ctrl + shift + home) does not work for me. I've tried using my regular FF profile (a dozen addons or so) and a VANILLA profile… (read more)

FF keyboard shortcut "move tab to start" (ctrl + shift + home) does not work for me. I've tried using my regular FF profile (a dozen addons or so) and a VANILLA profile with no addons. The same is true for Ctrl+Shift+End shortcut.

i've also tried on two different keyboards.

so, is it me, is the documentation wrong or is this broken?

thanks


Joe P

Asked by Joe P 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Gap between bookmark folder lists is huge

In the latest release the gap between Bookmarks on the Bookmark toolbar folders is huge. Why was this changed and how to change it back? Note this isn't happening from … (read more)

In the latest release the gap between Bookmarks on the Bookmark toolbar folders is huge. Why was this changed and how to change it back? Note this isn't happening from the menu, only from the Bookmarks toolbar folders. It is extremely ugly and huge waste of space which forces me to scroll to see all my bookmarks under some folders.

Asked by kronem 1 week ago

Last reply by TerryN21 1 week ago

in Firefox 92.0 (64-bit) remove search in the address bar

in Firefox 92.0 (64-bit) the most recent solution for remove search in the address bar is not working. The solution about:config - keyw - keyword. enabled - switch to fal… (read more)

in Firefox 92.0 (64-bit) the most recent solution for remove search in the address bar is not working. The solution about:config - keyw - keyword. enabled - switch to false, does not work for me.

Asked by westford.design 1 week ago

I can't get the Moneygram.com site to work anymore. Moneygram.com works in Edge. I don't know how to fix firefox.

I want moneygram.com to work in firefox, the same as before. firefox won't launch the windows, It gets error message . I run in debug mode. Something is wrong with the ro… (read more)

I want moneygram.com to work in firefox, the same as before. firefox won't launch the windows, It gets error message . I run in debug mode. Something is wrong with the roaming profile or something. IDK. szfst4oz.default-1631708567255 is the file that is returning errors I think. szfst4oz.default-1631708567255 is returning and causing an error...

I don't know how this has happened.

Asked by larry.p.norf 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago